Librarian and Literacy Support Mentor


Librarian and Literacy Support Mentor

Full time permanent post (36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year)
Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Bexley 7.1 – 7.4 £22,956 - £24,999 pro rata

We are eager to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic colleague who understands the importance of literacy and reading and is able to support our students in these areas.  This role is diverse and will include the responsibilities associated with running and developing a library as well as supporting students requiring extra support with literacy skills. Although already an established library, we are always keen to review this valuable resource and want to employ a colleague who is passionate about reading and literacy.

The library at Cleeve Park School is a busy hub of activity, supporting students with their studies both in and out of lessons, including being residence to an established homework club. We are looking for a colleague who will lead on reading in our school and who will bring new and exciting ideas about how to help our children love reading even more than they already do.

Cleeve Park School is a popular 11-18 school, providing an excellent education for all our students, with a commitment to learning, pride in our community and sharing success in all we do. Following a successful Ofsted Inspection the school is rated as ‘Good’ and is privileged to have a well-stocked and equipped library.

If you think you have what is required to run a busy school library and support students in improving their literacy skills then we would like to hear from you. If you wish to discuss this opportunity further or to visit our school, please contact Julia Doyle, Head Teacher’s PA.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of students and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful applicant.

Closing date: 18th March 2019

We reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates apply.

Download details & an application form from the school website:


Email the Head’s PA –







HoF English


7.4 – 7.4






Running and development of the school library and the delivery of literacy support within English.  Responsible for the management, organisation and promotion of the School Library and associated functions and services.

Key Area



Carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with School policies and procedures and statutory requirements.

  • In consultation with the Head of Faculty for English and other senior staff, formulate and implement a Library policy that reflects the educational aims and objectives of the school and produce a School Library Development Plan.
  • To plan and oversee the organisation and management of the Library including the financial management of the Library budget.
  • Manage the day to day activities of the Library to ensure an effective and efficient service is available to students and staff during hours of opening.
  • Maintain all aspects of the organisation and development of the Library including selection, ordering, preparing, maintaining and organising appropriate stock, equipment and materials.
  • Provide students with assistance and supervision in the use of learning materials held in the Library.
  • Perform clerical duties specific to the Library by ordering stock, typing/word processing, letters memos, lists etc.
  •  Keep all relevant notice boards in the Library attractive and    informative.
  • Formulate and implement policy on the use of ICT within the Library, manage the ICT area in the Library and liaise with ICT technicians accordingly. Assist and supervise students and staff in the use of ICT in the Library and monitor student use of the Internet.
  • Arrange materials for effective retrieval including the systematic classification, cataloguing and amending of all resources including an annual audit of stock and maintaining Library statistics; the dissemination of information relating to those resources.
  • To supervise and control the Library and be responsible for the implementation of Library rules – including the supervision and discipline of students and Sixth Form using the Library.


Promote the use of the Library by:


  • Regularly produce promotional materials for students, parents and staff and liaising with outside agencies and speakers in the organisation of events.
  • Promoting reading and other Library activities by preparing booklists, displays, talks, book fairs and other appropriate activities, including liaison with external agencies and sources of information.
  • Be responsible for the operation, supervision and where appropriate the delivery of Library activities E.g. Accelerated Reading Scheme, homework club, homework sessions, reading groups, Library induction lessons, follow up Library use reinforcement lessons, Library skills lessons, scholastic book club, one-to-one reading sessions etc.
  • Liaison with teachers/subject areas regarding new Library resource, curriculum changes, closures and general Library notices and information. Work with and support teaching staff in exploiting and developing the use of the Library’s resources throughout the school.
  • Ensure that all students have access to the Library and are able to use the facility confidently and effectively and to provide an environment in which students can practice techniques of enquiry and research.
  • Supervise student librarians and 6th form helpers, prepare rotas and train them in Library skills.
  • To manage the stationery shop.
  • Liaison with external agencies including CILIP, School Library Association and Bexley School Librarians. Attend termly Bexley School Librarians meetings.
  • Supervise staff attached to the Library to undertake Library related duties.
  • Compilation of Library reports to the Executive Head Teacher, senior leadership team and Governing Body.
  • Provision of appropriate Library activities for the Cleeve Park Summer School, as required.
  • To deliver literacy support to pupils individually, in small groups and as whole classes as directed by the Head of English.

Areas of Accountability


  • Ensure the smooth running of the Library.
  • Manage the school’s reading programme.

Professional development

  • Take part in the school professional development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and staff development including updating personal knowledge and expertise.
  • Participate in the Performance Review process.

Discipline, health and safety

  • Maintain good order and discipline and safeguard the health and safety among students both within the classroom, school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
  • To work in accordance with the guidelines set out in the school Health and safety policy and specific areas.


  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external/internal examinations.

General Responsibilities

  • Promote the school’s values and ethos in accordance with the School’s Professional Code.
  • Work actively to develop professional expertise by participating in ongoing professional development.

Review of job description


  • This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties by the Head Teacher. It may be subject to modification and amendment at any time after consultation with the post holder.



Vacancy Closing Date: 18/03/2019

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